Select Page
Torres del Paine II

Torres del Paine II

[[After an amazing hike to Tres Torres we decided to take it slow and visit less touristy places. On our way to Laguna Azul we saw a lot of guanacos (type of camelid). They are shy and together with vicuñas they have not been domesticated. Domesticated friends are...
Carretera Austral, Chile

Carretera Austral, Chile

After grubbing up in the wilderness for three days we booted south to Puerto Varas for a much-needed shower and laundry stint.  We parked at the Compas Del Sur Hostel and took advantage of their hot showers, warm wood-fired indoor living space (couches!), and the...
Saying goodbye with wine // Argentina

Saying goodbye with wine // Argentina

Reaching Cafayate mid-afternoon, we had two simple things on the agenda: find somewhere to camp, and eat! A quick detour via the local tourist agency helped us on the camping front, and we quickly found ourselves basking in the sun outside the plaza eating steak and...
El Chaltén and Mt Fitz Roy

El Chaltén and Mt Fitz Roy

[[After a small blog-detour to Bolivian market, we’re back in Patagonia. Last time, we left Chile and crossed the border to Argentina. Carretera Austral is, unfortunately, basically a dead end road – there is no road connecting it’s end in Villa...
Tarabuco: Bolivian market

Tarabuco: Bolivian market

The last post left us just after the magnificent Carretera Austral and the Lago General Carrera lake in southern Chile / Argentina, so naturally we continue with… Bolivia? We had a few other articles prepared, but this time we decided to try and write something...
Beginning Bolivia

Beginning Bolivia

We never learn our lesson! Crossing a border during the sacred ‘eating of the lunch’ ritual – don’t do it folks! These people take their lunch-break seriously! You only end up with a lot of waiting and not necessarily in an orderly line. But in our excitement at...
Lago General Carrera

Lago General Carrera

[[We wrote a little bit about Carretera Austral in the previous article, but we will stay there for a while. Enjoy a few last glimpses of one of the most beautiful roads in the world – and finally some good weather too. :)///We wrote a little bit about Carretera...
Termas de Chillan

Termas de Chillan

We bolted south to Chillan, to be treated to the resort opening top to bottom for the first time in 5 days. High winds had kept the top closed and we nailed it, this was easily our best day of the season. I would go back to Chillan in a heart beat, hot springs at the...
Chile Finale

Chile Finale

The Atacama Desert sits between us and the Pacific Ocean in northern Chile. As we leave Argentina over the 4,800 m Jama Pass, we’re heading to the Atacama to check-out some weird sandstone formations and some geysers. Then it’s down to the coast for a bit of beach...
La Parva & El Colorado

La Parva & El Colorado

After BA we crossed into Chile picked up my(AJ) brother Sean. We proceeded to ski our way through Chile, if there was a resort we went there. First stop was La Parva, it was nuking like 4″ an hour. We skinned up the afternoon we arrived, passing patrol as they...